Yesterday our selection Twilight Madness ran in the 7.00 pm evening race at Kempton and managed to win nicely for us by a length from seven runners, at odds of 2.08 BSP at Betfair and 10/11 SP at the bookies.
He had an excellent ride, keeping on well for the win at Kempton. The price luckily didn't dip too much from when I advised it yesterday morning, so overall a good win.
Today's selection is Secret Handsheikh and runs in the 3.30 pm race at Southwell.
The going at Southwell is classed as standard over this Fibresand all-weather course today. The race is a straight-up Handicap race and is a class four. The distance is over a short six furlongs and has just the five runners headed to post for us today. The age classification is for three-year-olds only.
Secret Handsheikh goes into this race with some superb recent form and a dual course and distance win under her belt. Elusive Treat looks to be the only real potential threat, winning his last two races for Richard Fahey. The tipsters are siding with us though, with no less than eleven tips for him to take home first prize. Silent Queen attracts three tips and A Pint Of Bear just the one.
Archie Watson is our trainer for Secret Handsheikh, with a seventy-two per cent recent run to form figure to his name. Archie has recorded five wins from his last eighteen races, for a total of twenty-eight per cent, so looks to be in good shape. An additional four placings can be added to that total.
Hollie Doyle is our jockey on board. She has successfully won on eleven of her last fifty-seven rides in the previous two weeks, for a percentage win of nineteen per cent and certainly been a busy lady over the last fortnight for sure. With a further twelve placings to add to that total, she's certainly in good form lately. She's ridden for Archie multiple times previously, and secured wins and places in abundance, so no reason why these two can't do it again for us today on Secret Handsheikh.
His last run was sixteen days ago, so relatively recently, and has a dual course and distance win to his name as discussed above. His last race win was at today's course, over today's distance with Hollie on board for that success. He won by an impressive five lengths. Previous to that he placed at Southwell, losing by two and a half lengths in December last year.
Odds of 5/4 are available at the majority of bookmakers currently, including over at Paddy Power. Odds of 2.32 are on offer at the Betfair Exchange.
Have a great day and let's hope our selection wins for us today. James.
|15:30 Southwell – Secret Handsheikh||5/4 (2.25)||Paddy Power|